Thank you to all of the families that contributed to the staff appreciation lunch and breakfast this week. The staff all received Lilja Lion tumblers and recess equipment for their classrooms, as well as a delicious lunch and breakfast.
Box Tops for Education
Every Box Top is worth 10¢ for Lilja! Print off collection sheets or you can glue/tape Box Tops to any 8.5" x 11" paper. When your child has submitted collection sheets with 50 Box Tops, they'll earn a special prize, so make sure to include their name and class.
Labels for Education
Lilja also collects Labels for Education. These do not need to be attached to a collection sheet. Simply send them in your child's folder or feed the lion in the Lilja lobby.
The May book swap is this Friday, May 8th for interested students.
Purchasing a new backpack, lunchbox or clothes can earn the PTA money. All items in the uniform division of Lands End apply (it’s not just clothes in there) and can be purchased with or without a Lilja Lion monogram on it. Our school code is Lilja Elementary: 900165911
•Online: Go to landsend.com/school and create or sign in to your account. Include your student and school information in My Account (or find your School using the Preferred School Number). Start shopping with your personalized product checklist.
•Phone: Call 1-800-469-2222 and reference your student’s Preferred School Number 900165911, grade level and gender. Our team of consultants is available 24/7 for assistance.
PTA Upcoming Events
Our next PTA meeting will be this Wednesday, May 6th at 7:00PM in the library. Our topic this month will be literacy. We will have tables set up in order to educate parents about literacy at Lilja. As always the PTA will be providing complimentary babysitting.
The Lilja Fair is Sunday, May 31st from 1:00-5:00 PM and there will be some great games and activities for the whole family! We will be looking for volunteers to help throughout the day with set up, running the games and clean up. A volunteer sign-up sheet will be set out later this week. Please contact Christine Kingdon or Colleen O’Leary with any questions.
Dear Families! "Share Your SPARK" is SPARK Kindness' annual initiative to highlight kindness in Natick. Students (individuals or groups) Preschool through Grade 4 are encouraged to submit art work, essays and poetry. This year's theme is the "3 Kindnesses:" (1) Kindness to Self; (2) Kindness to Others; and (3) Kindness to Nature. Participants can focus on any of the 3 Kindnesses or all 3! This is also a fun project for kids to work on over vacation. Submissions are due May 15th and there will be a Recognition Ceremony on June 6 with fun surprises! Here is more information and a video on WGBH-TV's Greater Boston featuring last year's campaign. Thank you!
Tour De Natick
The Rotary Club of Natick is excited to announce the 12th annual Tour De Natick bike ride on Sunday June 21, 2015. As you may know the ride benefits Natick Public Schools in many ways:
• Scholarships for graduating seniors from Natick High School
• Annual Elementary School Dictionary Project
• Other education initiatives
In an effort to further support the Natick Public Schools, the Rotary Club of Natick would like to give a gift of $500.00 to the PTO of the school with highest percentage of student riders. Students and their families can sign up ahead of time (click on "Register") or on the day of the ride. In addition, Teachers ride for free. After the ride each student should come to the registration area to have their name placed on a board to be counted. We will announce the winner at the event. We hope to take a photo of the group of students from each school. Students that cannot stay for the picture will be counted.
Please do not hesitate to contact a member of the board with any questions.